Great event with a great turnout and good food with some great options for routes to follow. Big thumbs up and I would encourage you to go next year if you get a chance!
So on the way home I thought I would take 247 from Barstow as I never been on that road. When I got to Lucerne, I looked up and saw a bunch of roads. Hmmmm! Wonder if they will take me where I need to go? Wanderered around a bit trying to find my way around. Sitting at a dirt intersection and some guy rides up on a GS! Hey, you look like you are on your way back from the Mojave Preserve ride? Huh? How does that happen. Anyway, a great guy named Jay, wanted to attend the ride but work wouldn't allow for it. He was on his way up a road that he thought would would take him to Fawnskin and he was happy to have me along. I passed this time but he gave me an idea of the direction I needed to go. I explored around a bit and was clearly in a riding area. Couldn't tell from my GPS if I could get where I wanted to go.
Coming down the hill from this off-road park, still very much on sandy dirt roads, I encountered 3 young ladies in a Zip-Car with three matching pizzas. They were looking for Deep Creek. I told them they couldn't go up that road and to follow me toward Deep Creek. Waited a bit but never saw them. I sure hope they bought the extra insurance if they tried to go up the hill. It was easily an Eric Hall described Intermediate course!